Publishing Paths: Roads go ever ever on (I hope).

I’ve missed a few months, but today, I realized it was  Insecure Writer’s Support Group Blog Hop Day before the day was over. The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. September’s Question is: What publishing path are you considering/did you…

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Book Review: Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis

Given To the Earth by Mindy McGinnis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Given to the Earth is a continuation of the events in Given to the Earth. I’ll refrain from describing the plot in this review because I’m not sure I can do so without spoilers or copying too much for the blurb. On…

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Cover Matters Part 2: Making A Book’s Cover Art

In my experiences with small, independent publishers, making a cover is a collaboration between the author and/or editor and artist. With NineStar Press, I experienced the cover making process as an author for one book. With B Cubed Press, I was the cover artist for three books: two multi-author anthologies and one sing-author poetry collection.…

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Book Review: ECHO Campaign

ECHO Campaign by Taylor Brooke My rating: 5 of 5 stars ECHO Campaign is the second installment in the Isolation Series. A twisty plot, beautiful prose, and a ton of tension made this book fly by. In the first book, Omen Operation, the characters were on the run. In Echo Campaign, they’re caught, adapting to…

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Book Review: Ignite the Stars

I received a copy Ignite the Stars from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This one is longer than some of my other reviews, but this book, with its strengths and flaws, is important and needs more words. When I looked at the other reviews on Goodreads, one of the first ones quoted someone…

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A Baby Shower I’m Not Dreading

Baby Showers are at the top of the list of torturous, anxiety-triggering social obligations I can’t always get out of. However, for the first time maybe ever, I’m actually looking forward to one. What is different about this one? Two things: The parents chose not to find out and reveal the baby’s sex. It’s a…

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Cover Matters: Part 1

I love the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” because so many things are not what they appear. A restaurant with a run down front may have the best food in town. A person’s physical gender may not reflect whom they are inside. A great book might he hiding behind the worst cover…

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COVER REVEAL: Power Surge by Sara Codair

Power Surge finally has a cover! When I get caught up with my revisions for my next novel, I’ll blog about the experience working with NineStar Press’ talented cover artist, Natasha Snow, not just from the perspective of an author but of someone who has also done cover art for a small publisher. For now, head…

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Book Review: Ruin of Stars

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars I received a free electronic copy of Ruin of Stars, the sequel to Mask of Shadows, in exchange for an honest review. Mask of Shadows was good, but Ruin of Stars is still ten times better. The plot in Ruin of Stars was…

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